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What's with Capitol One these days

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Creditbuilder36
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What's with Capitol One these days

It's been a year since I've had both my Quicksilver one and Platinum card (which they have converted into the Quicksilver one card ) So I decided to go online and hit the love button for the increase granted my limits are a bit high but seems like they checked an old Equifax score and denied my increase I'm almost positive my score has gone up since a year ago so I'm thinking could it be the high balances ? Hmm not sure
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Anonymous
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Re: What's with Capitol One these days

from Irish80 in another thread: "Capitol One uses the Fico 04 model, not 08" (source) so that may be one reason. Utilization could also be a factor. I'd say pay down your balances and try again. YMMV.

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Creditbuilder36
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Re: What's with Capitol One these days

Ok thanks I kind of figured so I'll just continue to work down my balance and see what happens Smiley Wink
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Anonymous
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Re: What's with Capitol One these days

There seems to be a lot of information missing from this question. What are the "high balances" you mention at the end? What percentage of their respective individual credit limits and your overall credit limit is occupied?
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Creditbuilder36
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Re: What's with Capitol One these days

they definitely could be lower I was just always told it didn't matter to Capitol one as long as your payments where on time so i will just work on getting them lower and try again in 6 months or so if I'm not auto increase before that time
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Creditbuilder36
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Re: What's with Capitol One these days

My credit scores are ~~~ Experian. 650. Transunion ~~> 630 ~~~> Equifax ~~> 620
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Anonymous
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Re: What's with Capitol One these days

Denial can be not making more the the minimum payment or high balances. 4x the minimum payment for three months and give it another shot.

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Creditbuilder36
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Re: What's with Capitol One these days

Ok thanks I definitely am working on lowering my balances I didn't realize only making the minimum payment was part of it also. Thanks again for that advice
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RonM21
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Re: What's with Capitol One these days

You'll get it eventually. Keep plugging away at it, and also see if you can bump those scores up a bit more to give you more of a chance.


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SouthJamaica
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Re: What's with Capitol One these days


@Creditbuilder36 wrote:
It's been a year since I've had both my Quicksilver one and Platinum card (which they have converted into the Quicksilver one card ) So I decided to go online and hit the love button for the increase granted my limits are a bit high but seems like they checked an old Equifax score and denied my increase I'm almost positive my score has gone up since a year ago so I'm thinking could it be the high balances ? Hmm not sure

I think Capital One is actually changing its standards.

 

Yes they do use FICO4, which in my case is always much lower than my FICO8, but I think there's more to it than that.

 

I've been with Capital One for 4 years now, and for the first 2 or 3 years they were very generous, granting me 2 cards and letting me move on up to 5 cards, and granting me CLI's even if I didn't ask for them.

 

During the last year they seem to have gotten very stingy about it, even though my scores are around 100 points higher than when I started with them.

 

Also I heard that they've implemented a new policy of not approving any new account if the applicant got a card from Capital One during the previous 6 months.

 

I'm guessing that the "risk reduction" folks have finally won out over the "marketing and business development" folks within their organization, and probably it's going to stay that way for a good long while now.

 

 


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